2 November 2012 12:03 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

When Bill Simmons first became the Boston Sports Guy, writing an obscure blog for AOL in the early days of the internets, he gradually cultivated a loyal audience who appreciated his exhaustive essays dissecting Beantown’s sport fandom while sprinkling in Karate Kid and Road House references. He wrote from a fan’s perspective, which is the only perspective he could afford at the time, but that voice ultimately made him famous and influential. He’s been at Espn now since 2001, and if he doesn’t yet run the network, he certainly is one of the Sports Leaders’ most important assets. »


- Jeff Labrecque

Report a problem



Similar News Items

Jalen Rose
Almost Famous (2000)
Magic Johnson


IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners